Latest Issue: December 2014
CATS, TRAPS AND A ROOSTER TAIL
Mark Ayton reports on the recent carrier trials of the F-35C Lightning II.
RAFALE M GETS ACTIVE
Henri-Pierre Grolleau reviews the introduction into service of the first AESA-equipped Rafales Ms.
TRANSFORMING LUFTHANSA CARGO
The changes to be implemented by Lufthansa Cargo are detailed by Chris Kjelgaard.
RECAPITALISING THE CRUCIBLE OF WAR
Upgrades – or possible replacements – for the E-8C Joint STARS are outlined by David C Isby.
LEADING A RENAISSANCE
Air International’s Mark Ayton profiles the recently unveiled Gulfstream G500 and G500.
SPREADING ITS WINGS
An overview of the aircraft produced by Airbus Defence and Space is provided by Nigel Pittaway.
DAYS OF THE JACKAL
Kees van der Mark reports on Exercise Jackal Stone.
Sukhoi’s Su-24 strike and reconnaissance aircraft is detailed by Alexander Mladenov, from the first flight to recent upgrades.
BEING A WILDCAT AT EIGHTY
The missions and assets of Canada’s 438 Squadron are observed and described by Henri-Pierre Grolleau.
RAF receives its first A400M Atlas, Airbus announces A330 ‘Beluga’, Bell 505 Jet Ranger X flies, Brazil signs for Gripen NG, along with Argentina, Algerian Super Lynx airborne, US Coast Guard gets its first C-27J Spartan, US Air Force begins search for F-16 SLEP and Bombardier launches Challenger 650.
RAF Tornados return from Afghanistan, Greece retires its last A-7 Corsair IIs, new A-4N Skyhawks arrive at Wittmund, Korea cancels KF-16 upgrade, KJ-500 breaks cover, the final MD-11 passenger flight is completed, Scoot’s first Dreamliner is revealed, MV-22B Ospreys combat Ebola outbreak, MH-60R arrives in Australia and FCAS progresses.